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Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

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04/18/14 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 chevrolet cobalt, 2006-2011 chevrolet hhr, 2007-2010 pontiac g5, 2006-2010 pontiac solstice, 2003-2007 saturn ion, and 2007-2010 saturn sky vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position.

If the key can be removed from the ignition when the ignition is not in the "off" position, the vehicle could roll away: (a) for an automatic transmission, if the transmission is not in the "park" position; or (b) for a manual transmission, if the parking brake is not engaged and the transmission is not in the "reverse" position. this potential for rollaway increases the risk for a crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.

General motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. for vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle. the recall began on april 18, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact general motors at 1-800-222-1020, pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000. general motors' number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements. note: until a vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in "park," or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the "reverse" position and the parking brake is engaged.

Owners may also
04/18/14 Engine This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. the key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. general motors llc (gm) notified the agency on february 10, 2014 that they are recalling 619,122 model year 2005-2007 chevrolet cobalt, and 2007 pontiac g5 vehicles. on february 25, 2014, gm increased the recall to include an additional 748,024 model year 2006-2007 chevrolet hhr and pontiac solstice vehicles and 2003-2007 saturn ion vehicles and 2007 saturn sky vehicles. in these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. on march 27, 2014, gm notified the agency that the defective ignition switches may have been used as service replacement parts on other vehicles, and as a result gm will be recalling certain model year 2008-2010 chevrolet cobalt, saturn sky, and pontiac g5 and solstice, and 2008-2011 chevrolet hhr vehicles. the part numbers for the service parts are 10392423 (a/k/a acdelco d1461f), 10392737, 15857948, 15854953, 15896640, and 25846762. this expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles.

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch, free of charge. an interim notification was issued to owners of 2007 and earlier models on march 10, 2014, informing them of the safety defect. owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on april 21, 2014. all affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. the recall began on april

02/04/10 Engine General motors is recalling certain model year 2006 chevrolet cobalt and saturn ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of arizona and nevada; and model year 2007 chevrolet cobalt, pontiac g5 and saturn ion vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of arizona, california, florida, nevada and texas. the plastic supply or return port on the modular reservoir assembly may crack. if either of these ports develops a crack, fuel will leak from the area. if the crack becomes large enough, fuel may be observed dripping onto the ground and vehicle performance may be affected.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel pump module free of charge. a special coverage will be implemented in the same time frame for model year 2006 vehicles registered in alabama, arkansas, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, north carolina, new mexico, oklahoma, south carolina, tennessee and texas and model year 2007 vehicles registered in: alabama, arkansas, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, north carolina, new mexico, oklahoma, south carolina and tennessee. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before february 4, 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, saturn at 1-800-972-8876 and pontiac at 1-800-620-7668 or at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm recall no. 090226.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/17/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 chevrolet malibu, 2004-2006 malibu maxx, 2009-2010 hhr (non-turbo), 2010 cobalt, 2008-2009 saturn aura and 2004-2007 ion, and 2005-2009 pontiac g6. in the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (eps) assist that could occur at any time while driving.

If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will perform one of four bulletins. parts are not currently available. gm expects to send an interim notification around may 28, 2014. when parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter to come in to have the applicable bulletin applied. bulletin 14115 covers model year 2004-2007 saturn ion, 2009-2010 chevrolet hhr and 2010 chevrolet cobalts. dealers will replace the eps motor. bulletin 14116 covers model year 2004-2006 chevrolet malibu and malibu maxx, 2005-2006 pontiac g6 and 2008-2009 chevrolet malibu, pontiac g6 and saturn aura built from march 1, 2008, through june 27, 2008. dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly. bulletin 14117 covers model year 2008 chevrolet malibu, pontiac g6 and saturn aura built from february 1, 2008, through february 28, 2008. dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly and eps motor controller unit. bulletin 14118 covers model year 2008 chevrolet malibu, pontiac g6 and saturn aura built from october 1, 2007, through january 31, 2008. dealers will replace the eps motor controller unit. the recall began on july 17, 2014. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, saturn at 1-800-553-6000, and pontiac at 1-800-620-7668. gm's number for this recall is n140115. note: gm bulletin number 14119 will be implemented for model year 200

09/08/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2010 chevrolet cobalt vehicles manufactured january 4, 2010, to june 23, 2010. the affected vehicles may be equipped with an improperly routed side-impact sensor (sis) wiring harness in the driver side front door. the misrouted wiring harness could cause an electrical short that disables the driver side curtain air bag.

A disabled driver side roof-rail air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of that air bag, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the sensor's wiring in the driver's door and make repairs as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on september 8, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 15075.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/18/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. the key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. general motors llc (gm) notified the agency on february 10, 2014 that they are recalling 619,122 model year 2005-2007 chevrolet cobalt, and 2007 pontiac g5 vehicles. on february 25, 2014, gm increased the recall to include an additional 748,024 model year 2006-2007 chevrolet hhr and pontiac solstice vehicles and 2003-2007 saturn ion vehicles and 2007 saturn sky vehicles. in these models, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. on march 27, 2014, gm notified the agency that the defective ignition switches may have been used as service replacement parts on other vehicles, and as a result gm will be recalling certain model year 2008-2010 chevrolet cobalt, saturn sky, and pontiac g5 and solstice, and 2008-2011 chevrolet hhr vehicles. the part numbers for the service parts are 10392423 (a/k/a acdelco d1461f), 10392737, 15857948, 15854953, 15896640, and 25846762. this expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles.

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch, free of charge. an interim notification was issued to owners of 2007 and earlier models on march 10, 2014, informing them of the safety defect. owners of 2008 and later vehicles will be mailed an interim letter on april 21, 2014. all affected owners will receive another letter once parts are available. the recall began on april 18, 2014. owners may con

11/17/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain passenger vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." the bulb shields inside of the headlamps can loosen due to vibration.

The bulb shield can loosen or break because of vibration. if this occurred on a headlamp installed in a vehicle, oncoming drivers may notice additional glare, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install two new headlamp assemblies. the recall began on november 17, 2004. owners should contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm recall no. 04100.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/21/07 Other Certain passenger vehicles not equipped with optional roof-mounted side impact air bags fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 201, 'occupant protection in interior impact.'

In a crash, head impact protection may be inadequate.

Dealers will install energy absorbing plastic to the headliner trim to reduce the severity of head impacts in a crash. the recall began on march 21, 2007. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm recall no. 06217. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Chevrolet Cobalt Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.